Short novels and short stories. Only five books per season. Meetings every other month. This is not your usual* book club. Each meeting of the LBCW will focus on a short work of literature that uniquely lends itself to a facilitated discussion focused on, but not limited to, the elements of style & craft. Structure, theme, characterization, dialogue, setting/world building, voice, narrative mode etc. Anyone with a love of brief reads and an interest in the craft is welcome.
*Of course there will be wine and cookies. We’re not totally reinventing the wheel
First meeting of the LBCW will be discussing The Vegetarian by Han Kang, a short novel translated from Korean and winner of the 2016 Booker International Prize.
Yeong-hye and her husband are ordinary people. He is an office worker with moderate ambitions and mild manners; she is an uninspired but dutiful wife. The acceptable flatline of their marriage is interrupted when Yeong-hye, seeking a more 'plant-like' existence, decides to become a vegetarian, prompted by grotesque recurring nightmares.
Fraught, disturbing and beautiful, The Vegetarian is a novel about modern day South Korea, but also a novel about shame, desire and our faltering attempts to understand others, from one imprisoned body to another.
Owl’s Nest Books is pleased to offer a 10% discount on all LBCW selections.
Registration is appreciated but not required. Contact AWCS office at firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Any questions about the LBCW can be directed to: Olyn Ozbick email@example.com or Sarah Johnson sarah,firstname.lastname@example.org